Friday Features - 2/1/19
Your Weekly BGS PTO News & Happenings
Last Chance To Register for the Sweetheart Dance
REGISTRATION FOR THE SWEETHEART DANCE CLOSES ON FEB. 6!
Click here to register: http://bit.ly/BGSDanceRSVP
Our Sweetheart Dance is Friday, Feb. 8 from 6:30-8:30 PM. This event is open to BGS Students (teachers too!) only and a Sweetheart of their choice (mom or dad, grandma or grandpa, or other special person in their life). Reservations are required and cost is $5 per child (payable at the door).
We have a few remaining spots open for donations of small treats. If you can help, sign up for a slot here: http://bit.ly/DanceHelp
Congrats To Our Read-a-Thon Winners!
Our Bears got to see just how "stuck" on reading we are during this past week's school wide meeting. During our school Read-a-Thon in the fall, the Bears read over 133,000 minutes and raised over $7,700! Way to go!
Because the Bears met our Reading & Fundraising Goals, Principal Binford & PTO Co-President Kelly Schmidt were duct-taped to the gym wall to show their support for the kids' achievements. Watch a quick time-lapse video of the duct-taping below.
All students who participated in the read-a-thon were awarded small prizes, including water bottles, sling sacks, spirit tags and more. Our top readers for each class helped our PTO volunteers with securing the duct tape. The whole school enjoyed seeing them "hanging around" as they participated in the afternoon's meeting. The top readers and fundraisers for each grade were entered into raffles to win some special prizes.
Congratulations to the following winners:
- Kindle Fire Tablet for Top Reader Raffle - Isaac H. (Ms. McNulty's Class)
- Kindle Fire Tablet for Top Fundraiser Raffle - Jack F. (Mrs. Shomers' Class)
- Principal for a Day - Janini S. (Mrs. Shomers' Class)
- Lunch with Their Favorite Teacher - Justin S. (Ms. McNulty's Class)
- Class with the Highest Percent of Readers - Mrs. Bohen's Class won No Homework Passes
- Class with the Highest Percent of Fundraisers - Mrs. Rose's AM Class won Flashlight Friday
- 3rd Highest # of Minutes Read - Mrs. Maciolek's Class won Flashlight Friday
- 2nd Highest # of Minutes Read - Mrs. Shomers' Class won No Homework Passes
- 1st Highest # of Minutes Read - Ms. McNulty & Mrs. McLaughlin's Class won Extra Recess
February PTO Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 7pm
Bradley Gardens School Library
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
News From Around the District
B-R Schools Are Shaving the Way to Conquering Kids' Cancer
WHEN: FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.
NEWS: The selfless students and faculty of the Bridgewater-Raritan Schools will once again have their heads shaved to raise money to Conquer Kids’ Cancer!
Ladies who wish to participate but not shave their heads are invited to cut their hair for Beautiful Lengths and Locks of Love.
Over the past 8 years students from every school in the B-R School District participated - raising over $750,000.00 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation which funds the most promising research and pediatric oncologists working for cures for childhood cancer.
Register to Participate Here: https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/BR2019
Want to Support the Cause in Other Ways? Purchase a T-Shirt Here - 100% of proceeds go to St. Baldrick's
Sponsored by the Van Holten Elementary School PTO
Dates to Remember
- Feb. 8 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM - Sweetheart Dance (RSVP Required)
- Feb. 15 - In School - Planetarium Assemblies
- Feb. 18 - School Closed
- Feb. 26 - 4-7 PM - Barnes & Noble Night (details coming soon)